Mr. Sinclair Stevens (York-Simcoe):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of great urgency. Today's unemployment rate of 8.4 per cent coupled with the inflation rate of 8.8 per cent yields an economic misery index of 17.2 per cent. In view of the consistent deterioration of our economic performance, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Meadow Lake (Mr. Cadieu):
That this House instruct the government to consider the advisability of an immediate substantial cut in federal sales taxes on Canadian made consumer durable goods, which would have the effect of both lowering prices and increasing employment in Canada.
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED CUT IN FEDERAL SALES TAX-MOTION UNDER S O. 43